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Ojibwe Ricing Vocabulary

Ojibwe Ricing Vocabulary

These are common words spoken when our anishinaabe-manoomin (wild rice) is being hand harvested!  anishinaabe-manoomin- wild rice   ashki-manoomin- unparched harvested wild rice   aaba'oodoo- s/he unties wild rice   aawajimine- s/he hauls wild rice   bawa'am- s/he knocks wild rice   (derived noun) bawa'amowin- a load of rice bawa'an- knock it (with something) harvest it [wild rice] (with rice knockers)   See also: bawa'am bawa'igan- something knocked off or used to knock something off bawa'iganaak- a knocker: a stick used to knock rice grains off the wild rice stalks   See also: bawa'iganaak bawa'iganaak- a knocker: a stick used to knock...

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The Seven Fires Prophecy (still being fulfilled) - part 3 of 3

The Seven Fires Prophecy (still being fulfilled) - part 3 of 3

This is the final post of our three part series on the Ojibwe creation story: The seven fires of the prophecy represent key spiritual teachings for North America, and suggest that the different colors and traditions of the human beings can come together on a basis of respect. It predates the arrival of the Europeans, and contains information for the future lives of the Anishinaabe which are still in the process of being fulfilled. (source Wikipedia) If you missed it, you can:View Part 1 by clicking hereView Part 2 by clicking here During the time of the Sixth Fire,  the prophecy came true...

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The Seven Fires Prophecy and Wild Rice Continued... (part 2 of 3)

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The Seven Fires Prophecy and Wild Rice Continued... (part 2 of 3)

(If you missed it, Click Here to view Part 1 of this series) The Seven Fires Prophecy and Wild Rice Continued... The prophecies not only told of our chosen lands and sacred food, Manoomin, the prophecies predicted contact with the Europeans and other events that have occurred or will occur in the future. According to the The Mishomis Book: The voice of the Ojibway by Edward Benton-Banai, Seven prophets came to the Anishinaabe at a time when the people were living a full and peaceful life on the North Eastern coast of North America. The seven prophets gave the people...

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Manoomin (Wild Rice): The Food that Grows on Water (part 1 of 3)

Manoomin (Wild Rice): The Food that Grows on Water (part 1 of 3)

This is a joyous time of year for us on the White Earth Indian Reservation! It’s time to harvest our Manoomin (otherwise known as wild rice)! This is the first post of a 3 part series to share with you the legend behind our most sacred food!  Manoomin (Wild Rice), the food that grows on water, is a sacred food. Manoomin has been a part of our legends and teachings since the earliest times. It is a sacred food that is part of our migration story and the Seven Fires Prophecy. The Seven Fires Prophecy tells of the westward migration to...

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This is Our Most Sacred Food!

Manoomin Wild Rice

This is Our Most Sacred Food!

Seeds of Our Ancestors, Seeds of Life As Winona LaDuke shares in this video: "Food comes from our relatives! Food has culture, it has history, it has stories, it has relationships that tie to our food! Food that grows upon the water is Manoomin (Wild Rice) Our wild rice is our most Sacred Food! It is first given to a child when he can eat solid, its the last food before you pass to the spirit world. It's very important to us! " Click here to watch this video. Native Harvest is owned and operated by the non-profit, White Earth Land...

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